The Problem with Truth

by Harold W. Anderson, Ph.D. It is more important that a proposition be interesting than it be true. … But of course a true proposition is more apt to be interesting than a false one. Alfred North Whitehead, The Adventure of Ideas Truth is a problem.  Throughout history, philosophers have quested for truth and politiciansContinue reading “The Problem with Truth”

Margins Beyond Individualism

By Harold W. Anderson, Ph.D. I recently posted a blog entitled “What does it mean to be a critical thinker?”  One of my readers sent a response written from a Social Darwinism point of view.  This is the response I wrote to his response.  When completed, I thought my response was something I’d like toContinue reading “Margins Beyond Individualism”

The Wisdom of Learning from Our Mistakes

By Harold W. Anderson, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., LMFT When you have lived 70 years, you would think you would have learned something.  Life experiences are great teachers, but you must be strong enough and willing to listen to them as teachers.  This is not easy.  The problem is, we all want to be right.  WeContinue reading “The Wisdom of Learning from Our Mistakes”

Plucking Chickens: Democracy or Fascism?

If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time, people are less likely to notice. “We do not argue with those who disagree with us; we destroy them.” Benito Mussolini As I think about recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court, and ponder the future, I must register alarm.  And when I thinkContinue reading “Plucking Chickens: Democracy or Fascism?”